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April/May 2021

Magazine Features

Going Pro with Remote Production

You're here. The guests are there. The audience is everywhere else. Here is an article that's chock-full of tips, tricks, and links for making it all come together in your latest remote production.

How to Produce Remote Interviews With Telestream Rendezvous in Wirecast 14.1

Through its Rendezvous feature, Tele­stream's Wirecast was one of the first video mixers to enable completely customizable multiple-party conferencing in 2017. Telestream has upgraded the feature's functionality in several subtle but critical ways, which I'll discuss in this article.

How to Simplify Complex Remote Productions With NDI, Microsoft Teams, and vMix

At present, Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business are the only two videoconferencing apps that support NDI. We have built our remote streaming solutions around Teams. Here's how it works.

Managing Inputs And Outputs For Video Conferencing Platforms and Webcasts

The target audience for this article is anyone who is interested in knowing what gear and skill sets are required to produce a virtual live-stream event and experience.

Editor's Note

The Road to Wellville

The familiar flow of event work was upended when COVID-19 restrictions brought in-person production to a screeching halt and virtually everything went virtual. Mutually recognized production standards were among the first things to go. 

The Video Doctor

In Search of Better Encoding Quality for WebRTC

Suffice it to say that Web­RTC is finally out of kindergarten and moving into the elementary grades. Which grade exactly? Well, that likely depends on which web browser you're using and which server technology or platform your Web­RTC implementation uses.

Spotlights

Empowering Live Streams with Accessibility Solutions

Two solutions from EEG Video are emerging as essential tools to ensure quality closed captioning for virtual events: Falcon Live Streaming Encoder and Lexi Automatic Captioning Service. Together, they form a suite that makes it easy and affordable to include closed captions and ensure online event accessibility for the hearing impaired.

Monitoring to the Rescue for Ad Revenue & User Experience

For pure cloud-based SAS workflows, Telestream Cloud Stream Monitor allows you deploy entire workflow analytics of advertisement opportunities, including source messaging, manifest conditioning, and manifest manipulation, as well as ad audio and video quality monitoring from contribution to CDN edge cache on your cloud vendor of choice, giving you a global monitoring solution for your content from more than 70 unique locations.

Using Advanced Analytics, AI, and Machine Learning to Mitigate Risk in the Modern Broadcast Environment

Zixi's intelligent data platform is leveraging the most advanced event correlation tools to identify issues in live streaming workflows before they become problems.

The Producer's View

When to Ditch the Webcam

I produce most of my live training with a webcam because the quality delta between a webcam and other options is negligible when presented in postage-stamp-sized videos. But what setup should you use for a really important conference or a call that will be distributed to many viewers live or on demand? That's where things get interesting.

Class Act

Reaching the Global Classroom

China provides a particularly interesting global classroom case study, due to both its huge population size and the difficulty of operating in its networks.

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